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From the Beer Writer: If you hear a local brewer or beer fan talking about a “double,” they’re most likely referring to a double IPA. Those are ubiquitous, while Belgian-style dubbels are few and far between. It’s a shame, because, in my opinion, dubbels are one of the most delicious, brown-hued, mid-ABV (alcohol-by-volume) styles in the […]

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After more than a year of work, Grantville-based Benchmark Brewing will open its new Bay Park tasting room on Friday, July 13. Located at 4112 Napier Street, the space comes in at roughly 1,000 square feet and has room to fit 48 thirsty imbibers who can order from up to a dozen offerings on the […]

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In February, we reported that Kearny Mesa-based Helm’s Brewing had been sold to a private investment group out of Las Vegas, Nevada, looking to expand the business. It has since been learned that out-of-state interest is transitioning Helm’s into part of a larger operation producing a line cannabis-infused “beer” called Two Roots Brewing. The main […]

The post Helm’s Brewing part of Two Roots’ THC-beer operation appeared first on West Coaster San Diego Beer News.

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From the Beer Writer: The spirit of craft-brewing innovation is alive in tandem with Viking pride at Mira Mesa’s Longship Brewery, where owner and head brewer Dan Jachimowicz is about to celebrate two years in the beer biz. In doing so, he’s pulling out all the stops, releasing a quartet of wide-ranging small batch beers, including an altbier, […]

The post Beer of the Week: Althing 2018 appeared first on West Coaster San Diego Beer News.

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With so many #SDBeer events in July, we’re posting another sampler flight of events to supplement yesterday’s picks, including even more anniversaries. See the full event list here. July 3 – July 7 | 5 Years of Beer Flavored Beer: A new “Beer is Better With Friends” keeper glass is on offer this week (except for […]

The post July Sampler Flight #2 appeared first on West Coaster San Diego Beer News.

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School’s out, the sun’s up, and the suds are flowing across San Diego this summer. Check out the following featured events, then surf, skate or lazily saunter over to our main events page to check out the wealth of beery goings-on taking place in July. July 7 | Anniversary Celebrations: Time flies when you’re making […]

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The American Homebrewers Association‘s annual convention, Homebrew Con, took place in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend. The three-day recreational-fermentation meetup closed with an awards ceremony honoring winners of the 2018 National Homebrew Competition. It’s a contest local brewers have done historically well in, particularly San Diego County’s Quality Ale & Fermentation Fraternity. Better known as QUAFF, the venerable homebrew […]

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From the Beer Writer: When it comes to OG San Diego County breweries, few have been around so long and accomplished as much as Pizza Port and Stone Brewing. The former celebrated three decades in operation last year, while the latter will turn 22 this summer. During the entire span that both have existed, they’ve been helping each […]

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A web-surfer in search for info on Alta Brewing (1983 Julian Avenue, Barrio Logan) isn’t bound to come up with much these days. The company’s Facebook page has been disabled, and the latest post on Instagram states that “what began has come to an end.” We reached out to Brett Stampf, Alta’s co-founding head brewer, […]

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You may not have known what they look like, but you know what their voices sound like. Sometimes, it’s even more intimate than that. “Someone recognized my laugh,” says Esthela Davila, referring to the first time she was randomly identified at a brewery. “It freaked me out! But they bought me a beer, so that […]

The post Angels of Airwaves: Danielle Stuht & Esthela Davila appeared first on West Coaster San Diego Beer News.

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